Brigitte Bardot is facing prosecution for inciting racial hatred after calling the people of the French Indian Ocean island of Réunion “degenerate savages”.
The 84-year-old film star accused of mistreating livestock and pets.
“The natives have kept their savage genes,” wrote Bardot in the letter sent to the local authorities. This is the last of a long series of offences, mostly Muslims.
Amaury de Saint-Quentin, the Prefect of Réunion, referred her latest outburst to the public prosecutor on Wednesday, saying it “included insulting and racist terms… likely to constitute an offence”.
In her letter, Bardot condemned Réunion’s Hindus for sacrificing goats. The island’s population is of mixed African, Asian and European origin.